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Women’s Empowerment Grants: The Singapore Committee for UN Women and MasterCard have come together to organize a joint initiative called “Project Inspire: 5 Minutes to Change the World.” This competition aims to help young changemakers create a better world of opportunities for women and girls in Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.

The competition seeks entries from 18-35 year olds to submit a 5-minute platform to pitch their inspired idea to the world. There is an opportunity to win a $25,000 grant.

The grant must show creativity and sustainable impact in the lives of women and girls across Asia, Pacific, the Middle East or Africa through entrepreneurship.

Entries should be submitted in the form of a (maximum) 5-minute video or a (maximum) 2-page A4-sized proposal.

Video entries are to be uploaded on any public video-sharing sites, such as YouTube or Vimeo. Links to the videos must be provided on the submission e-form.

Submissions, either video OR written, must be made in English.

Each proposal should address the following questions:

  • What is your inspirational idea?
  • How will your project change the lives of women and girls in the short and long term?
  • How will you/your team carry out the project?
  • How will you spend the US$25,000 grant to carry out the project?
  • How will you measure the success of the project?

    Submissions should be accompanied by information on the existing program, biographies of the team members and any supporting materials (e.g. website, social media channels, media clippings, past awards)

    The deadline to submit entries is 30 June.

    For more information and application, visit: Women’s Empowerment Grants

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